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Canadian BMX season concludes with National Championships & Canada Cup

The 2017 domestic BMX season concluded on August 26-27 in Calgary, Alberta, with the BMX Canadian Championships and the final round of the Canada Cup series.

On Saturday, over 550 male and female athletes, starting as young as five years old, took part in the Canadian Championships. In the premier Elite women’s category, Drew Mechielsen of Langley, BC, won the women’s title ahead of Daina Tuchscherer of Chestermere, AB, and Chelsea Kingston of Medicine Hat, AB.  The Elite men’s title was taken by two-time Olympian Tory Nyhaug of Coquitlam, BC, with James Palmer of North Vancouver, BC, winning silver and Alex Tougas of Pitt Meadows, BC, winning bronze.  The Junior titles went to Avriana Hebert of Edmonton, AB for the women, and Josh Samells of Milton, ON for the men.

On Sunday, riders returned for the seventh and final round of the season-long Canada Cup series.  Series Champions were crowned in Elite, Junior and Junior Development categories, as follows:

Elite Men: James Palmer
Elite Women: Daina Tuchscherer
Junior Men: Josh Samells
Junior Women: Avriana Hebert
Junior Development Men: Ryan Tougas
Junior Development Women: Madelin Ogilvie

Full Series standings can be found at

“In their second year of hosting the Canadian BMX Championships, Calgary BMX did not disappoint,” said Josh Peacock, Competitions Coordinator at Cycling Canada.  “Riders of all ages were treated to an action packed weekend of racing, with over 550 of the nation’s best competing for the title on Saturday. Sunday’s Canada Cup rounded off a successful summer of series racing, with champions crowned in all categories.”

Source: Cycling Canada
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Cycling Canada is the governing body for competitive cycling in Canada. Founded in 1882, Cycling Canada aims to create and sustain an effective system that develops talented Canadian cyclists to achieve Olympic, Paralympic, and World Championship medal performances. With the vision of being a leading competitive cycling nation by 2020 celebrating enhanced international success, increased national participation and world class event hosting, Cycling Canada manages the High Performance team, hosts national and international events and administers programs to promote and grow cycling across the country. Cycling Canada programs are made possible through the support of its valued corporate partners – Global Relay, Lexus Canada, Mattamy Homes, Louis Garneau and Bear Mountain Resort – along with the Government of Canada, Own The Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympic Committee.